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The University requires the COVID-19 and Flu immunizations.

Note: If you have already submitted your main immunization records and wish to add new records, such as flu shots, new immunizations, including COVID-19 vaccine, new lab work, etc., please follow the instructions below for existing students.

The University of Pennsylvania requires all full-time, incoming students and all students living in campus housing to be compliant with these requirements. Students will submit this information via a secure website.

Before beginning, you must have an active PennKey (PennKey setup instructions).

Important: If you receive a message stating that you are not yet in the database, please try again later. If this persists please contact our office at 215-746-4200 or wel-immun@pobox.upenn.edu.

Instructions for New Students

Step 1: Complete the first 3 online forms.

  • Go to https://shs.upenn.edu
  • Log-in with your PennKey, password, and birthdate
  • Click on FORMS and complete the following forms (you may need to have a parent or someone who knows your medical history next to you while you answer the questions):
    • Notification of Privacy Practices
    • TB Risk Screening
    • Health History

Step 2: Contact your medical provider.

Step 3: Complete the online immunization information.

  • Go to your Wellness Portal.
  • Log-in with your PennKey, password, and birthdate.
  • Click on FORMS and choose Immunizations Page.
  • Enter your past immunization information into the electronic form, using your immunization form as a guide. Proceed immediately to Step 4.

Step 4: Submit your immunization documents.

  • Scan or take high-resolution photos of your signed immunization form and other immunization records (please make certain the copy is legible and right side up).
  • Enter your COVID-19 Vaccine information and upload your record by clicking the “Enter My COVID-19 Vaccine Information” button on the homepage.
  • For all other immunization records, go to “Forms" and choose "Immunizations Page” to enter the information and upload your records.
  • When you are finished, click the “Submit Final" button.

If you have any questions, please contact the Immunization and Insurance Compliance Office at 215-746-4200 or wel-immun@pobox.upenn.edu. For your medical privacy, do not email records to us. To comply with United States HIPAA regulations, we will communicate with you about your records through Secure Message in your Wellness Portal. 

Instructions for Existing Students
  • Scan or take photos with your mobile phone of your immunization records (please make certain the copy is legible and right side up).
  • Go to your Wellness Portal and log-in with your PennKey.
  • Enter your COVID-19 Vaccine information and upload your record by clicking the “Enter My COVID-19 Vaccine Information” button on the homepage.
  • For all other immunization records, go to “Forms" and choose "Immunizations Page” to enter the information and upload your records.
  • When you are finished, click the “Submit Final” button.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact the Immunization and Insurance Compliance Office at 215-746-4200 or wel-immun@pobox.upenn.edu. For your medical privacy, do not email records to us. To comply with United States HIPAA regulations, we will communicate with you about your records through Secure Message in your Wellness Portal.